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Marla Deshong
Born 1974
Dixon, Illinois
Occupation Writer
Genre Christianity non-fiction fiction poetry social justice

Marla Deshong (born 1974) is an American Christian author and speaker.

Marla received a B.A. in English and Communications from Purdue University and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has worked with a number of authors, pastors and ministry leaders, and speaks at schools, churches, and conferences. She also serves as a professional editor and "book doctor" to help prepare others' books for publication.[1]

An author of nonfiction, fiction and poetry, Marla has won several poetry competitions, including the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize in 2006, worth $10,000.[2][3] Marla was a winner of the Writer's Digest 76th Annual Writing Competition for Nonrhyming Poetry.[4] Her poem "Constellation" won first prize in the 2009 Writer's Digest Writing Competition.[5]

For five years, Marla worked as a writer and editor for Insight for Living, Chuck Swindoll's international Bible-teaching ministry in Plano, Texas. She then worked as a writer and editor for East-West Ministries, a church planting and missions organization in Addison, Texas. Articles written by Marla been published by Kindred Spirit, a publication of Dallas Theological Seminary.[6]

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Marla has written, co-authored or edited over 30 books and Bible study guides, many through Insight for Living. Her books include Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca (Harvest House Publishers, August 2008) (with Dillon Burroughs); and Your Intercultural Marriage: A Guide to a Healthy, Happy Relationship (Moody Publishers, July 2009).